08/17/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 8 honest truths about investing. (alphabaskets)
  • Why more mutual funds need to adopt performance fees. (beta.morningstar)
  • Target ($TGT) needs to take grocery sales more seriously. (bloomberg)
  • More signs that PE firms are flush with ‘dry powder.’ (ft)
  • Moat, not a moat: you make the call. (blog.johnsoninv)
  • Why Cryptocurrencies Will Never Be Safe Havens (mises)
  • Young investors can learn a lot just by getting started. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why you shouldn’t be worried about household debt. (pragcap)
  • When you lose the CEOs… (DealBook)
  • States are stepping in to provide workers with access to retirement plans. (wsj)
  • What do startup boards actually do? (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Aledade is trying to use data to improve health care and aid doctors. (nytimes)
  • Netify wants to change how websites are made. (businessinsider)
  • The Regulatory State Takes on the California Farmer (weeklystandard)
  • How Robinhood got Millennials interested in stocks. (fastcompany)
  • Alan Greenspan’s "Irrational Exuberance": Then & Now (realclearmarkets)
  • Should Twitter ($TWTR) adopt a subscription model? (ft)
  • No More White House Business Councils Lone C’Ville Positive (realclearmarkets)
  • Sign-up for a free trial to Blinkist now! (jump.blinkist)
  • Can Silicon Valley actually start a fashion trend? The case of Allbirds. (mobile-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject)
  • Not every business has to be a "startup." (medium)
  • Some Thoughts on the Ability of Markets to Price Nuclear War (fee)
  • In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking (nytimes)
  • The only way to become a better writer is to write more. (thebasispoint)
  • Can Walmart buy its way into tech coolness? (Los Angeles Times)
  • Stop hyping your seed rounds. (hackernoon)
  • Worst Restaurant Recession Since 2009 (nakedcapitalism)
  • In praise of personal experiments. (qz)
  • The CEOs had no choice, though… (TRB)
  • Income for Life: Using Deferred Income Annuities in Retirement (schwab)
  • The 20 best movies of 2017 (so far). (pastemagazine)
  • Big Problems Deep In This Stock Market’s Bowels (cbsnews)
  • North Korea factories humming with "Made in China" clothes, traders say (reuters)
  • PayPal ($PYPL) is not afraid to partner with anybody. (tearsheet.co)
  • The Fed is going to talk about unwinding their balance sheet now, what you need to know: (Business Insider)
  • Reviving American Dream Really Starts At Birth (investors)
  • Many a pundit has tried to call the top of this bull market. (ft)
  • Residential Construction: Real Story Lies Beneath the Numbers (realclear)
  • Interest Rates: How Superstar Firms Depress R-Star (pimco)
  • Greg Harmon: The Definition of an Uptrend (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Creative work comes with false starts. (behaviorgap)
  • Fearful of This Stock Market? This Fund Plays Defense (marketwatch)
  • A look at the Great Lakes region as "economic powerhouse." (visualcapitalist)
  • Cooperation in the Age of Anger (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Should You Own a Home in Retirement? Maybe You Shouldn’t (usatoday)
  • One Major Way U.S. Credit Card Debt Is Getting Worse (marketwatch)
  • The Lost Lesson of the Financial Crisis (project-syndicate)
  • Where In the U.S. Is Automation Most Prevalent? (brookings)
  • We will only know if Bitcoin is in a bubble in retrospect. (medium)
  • ESG strategies are gaining traction among Millennial investors. (visualcapitalist)
  • This Is Worst Investing Mistake You Can Make Right Now (forbes)
  • What’s next for the fiduciary rule? (beta.morningstar)
  • More Asset Managers Providing Monthly AUM Is a Good Thing (Morningstar)
  • Massachussetts regulators want to know more about broker-dealer rebates (Wall Street Journal)
  • Yellen Struggles to Explain Her Persistent Undershoots (marketwatch)
  • Fiduciary Rule Critics Cry Wolf &#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Look Out, Amazon: China’s Alibaba May Soon Be Bigger (cnn)
  • Are Index Funds Too Soft on CEOs? (news.morningstar)
  • Tencent is absolutely on fire (Reuters)
  • Gary Cohn Is Suddenly the Most Important Person (cnbc)
  • Is Tesla Really a Disruptor? (hbr)
  • Bitcoin ETFs – any day now (ETF.com)
  • Apple is bringing a billion-dollar checkbook to Hollywood, and wants to buy 10 TV shows (Recode)
  • The 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in America in 2017 (inc)
  • Tesla and Amazon Show Why You Shouldn’t Fear Big Stock Drops (businessinsider)
  • Fred Wilson has been investing in the blockchain for six years. (medium)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is expanding its algorithmic corporate bond trading operations. (ft)
  • In this podcast with Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Morgan Housel podcast recommended Blinkist which provides text (and audio) summaries of 2000+ non-fiction books. (investorfieldguide)
  • Why you shouldn’t be concerned about the rise in household debt levels. (bloomberg)
  • How does WeChat make money? (qz)
  • Has Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Rescued (or Ruined) Hollywood? (variety)
  • Bannon drunk-dialed a reporter and called the President’s bluff on North Korea. It’s going well, you guys. (Axios)
  • Renaissance Technologies post-election raised capital for its flagship Medallion fund. (bloomberg)
  • Amazon messing up auto parts companies (and their hedge fund investors) (Bloomberg)
  • Amazon can borrow money more cheaply than Russia, Mexico and China (Business Insider)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue trucking along. (calculatedriskblog)
  • HFT firms are merging amidst a drawdown in profits. (wsj)
  • Having a robo-advisor is not enough to reach Millennials. (kitces)
  • It is possible for VCs to be TOO founder friendly. (avc)
  • Eight financial issues early-stage startups need to consider. (medium)
  • Bitcoin has some big names lined up against it. (twitter)
  • The Quickest Takedown of N. Korea Is a Collapsing Currency (forbes)
  • There are plenty of valid reasons to shut down a startup. (pointsandfigures)
  • Tax Cuts Are Always a Good Idea, Even For the Rich (thenationalpulse)
  • The SEC Concludes Volcker Rule’s Effects Are Unknown (economics21)
  • Hyperinflation Is Next Scourge Bringing Misery to Venezuela (thedailybeast)
  • The Canadian Housing Market Is Bananas (awealthofcommonsense)
  • De Blasio Would Sooner Tax the Rich Than Befriend Them (nytimes)
  • US Business Cycle Risk Report (capitalspectator)
  • Human interaction cannot be substituted when behavior is so important to investing (Nerd’s Eye View)
  • Don’t pay this fee when leasing a car. (danielsolin)
  • Really liked this thing Tony did on "undying courage" (A Teachable Moment)
  • Are real interest rates all that low? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Is History Warning Japan-Style Crash May Hit China? (co)
  • Paying for what you need: advice-only financial advisors. (thefinancebuff)
  • Smart managers are pushing to find more female fund managers. (ft)
  • U.S. Consumers Are Doing Just Fine (realclear)
  • A look at Coinbase’s seed round pitch deck. (medium)
  • China’s Rising Debt Unnerves the IMF. The Alternative Is Worse. (bloomberg)
  • Alibaba ($BABA) is closing the market cap gap with Amazon ($AMZN). (qz)
  • Seven techniques for investing in an overvalued market. (bloomberg)
  • A thriving startup ecosystem needs a variety of funding types/sources. (catgeorge)
  • Central Banks Remain Addicted to Open Mouth Operations (reuters)
  • Ten questions to ask about your family’s ability to withstand a hardship. (humbledollar)
  • More Americans are striving for ‘perfect’ credit scores. (bloomberg)
  • Second Half Improvement Coming? (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is going start throwing money around Hollywood. (wsj)
  • Used car prices are at a new low for the economic recovery. (finuke)
  • In defense of the 401(k) plan. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • July Retail Sales: A Solid Report, at Least for Now (realclear)
  • "Lucky Logan" is what a Summer movie should be. (theringer)
  • Women are "natural compliance officers." (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The Mysterious Case of the Missing Internet Billionaire (bloomberg)
  • The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms (theatlantic)
  • Is There a Way Out of Google’s ‘Diversity-Memo’ Crisis? (investors)
  • 46% of global fund managers say US stocks are overvalued (Institutional Investor)
  • When NAFTA Is Eventually Fixed, Give Workers a Seat at Table (usatoday)
  • Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programming (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why Picking Stocks Is Only Slightly Better Than Playing Lottery (marketwatch)
  • And the Best State to Grow Old in America Is… (bloomberg)
  • The Amazon ($AMZN)-WalMart ($WMT) battle is only going to get more interesting. (marketplace)
  • What Does it Mean to Carry the Swastika Flag? (historynewsnetwork)
  • America has been ignoring a crucial tie between Nazi Germany and the Confederate South for generations (businessinsider)
  • What economists study: A guide for the curious (voxeu)
  • It’s the Economy, Democrats, but Inequality Is Not the Issue (nytimes)
  • Why companies should enforce "recurring, scheduled mandatory vacations." (hbr)
  • Is MoviePass’ $9.95 a month plan TOO good? (businessinsider)
  • Palate cleanser: This is the best Beatles book ever, yeah, yeah, yeah (mashable)
  • You Should Expect Negative Rates And QE In The Next Crisis (forbes)
  • Startups are fudging their origin stories. (wsj)
  • ‘Deep’ Subprime Car Loans Reach a 2007-Era Milestone (bloomberg)
  • Which retailer’s stock looks better: Wal-Mart ($WMT) or Amazon ($AMZN)? (thereformedbroker)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) can borrow at rates below that of most countries. (qz)
  • Performance fees are the next big thing for mutual funds (Morningstar)
  • The Simple Reasons Why Amazon is Not a Monopoly (yahoo)
  • The case for Under Armour ($UA) stock being undervalued. (barrons)
  • Why Is The Fed So Anxious To Raise Rates? (blogspot)
  • Watching Hulu Live? You can thank AWS for that. (fortune)
  • You are paying your advisor too much. (bloomberg)
  • The Baseball Team That Computer Models Can’t Figure Out (wsj)
  • Jobs growth AND wage growth are pretty solid. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Every stock market crash needs a catalyst. (cnbc)
  • Say No to Coal Subsidies, No to Corporate Welfare (nationalreview)
  • Is It True You Can’t Invest Wisely and Be Religious All at Once? (forbes)
  • Inside the Lab That’s Quantifying Happiness (outsideonline)
  • The Man Behind The Scenes In Fox News’ Discredited Seth Rich Story (npr)
  • Why corporate executives hold too much company stock. (onefpa)

08/15/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Can bond portfolio returns be ‘factorized’? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Tax Reform? Here’s Why Mitch McConnell Can’t Get It Done (cnbc)
  • Some thoughts on how various sectors did earnings-wise in Q2. (ericcinnamond)
  • Skeptical Bias Toward Stocks Aligns With Bullish Charts (ciovaccocapital)
  • Some stocks are always doing worse than the averages. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • A Bear Market Could Hit U.S. Stocks Any Time Now (marketwatch)
  • What are ‘credit risk transfer securities’ that Fannie and Freddie are selling? (qz)
  • A record number of managers think stocks are overvalued. (dealbreaker)
  • How An NFL Player Is Profiting From the ‘Rich Dad’ Mindset (cnbc)
  • How To Play The Energy Market As Global Tensions Rise (oilprice)
  • Is your bond fund riskier than it looks? (beta.morningstar)
  • When Risk-Off Dominates Markets, Economies Usually Suffer (bloomberg)
  • It’s Time To Ride Stocks And Leave The Worrying To Others (forbes)
  • Americans Love Ordering Their Pizza on Facebook (bloomberg)
  • How Investors Should Respond to Monday’s Relief Rally (marketwatch)
  • The downside of owning individual stocks. (etf)
  •  Colas: The Dow Jones Is a Useful, If Underused, Roadmap (bloomberg)
  • A Dangerous Game of Chicken With North Korea (project-syndicate)
  • Testing some US return anomalies overseas shows promise. (papers.ssrn)
  • What Fintech Can Learn from Decline and Reinvention of High-Frequency Trading (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The Uber Dilemma (stratechery)
  • Here Are the Best (And Worst) Places to Retire In America (cnbc)
  • Are index funds too soft on CEOs? (beta.morningstar)
  • The President and the Stock Market (bloomberg)
  •  How News and Its Context Drive Risk and Returns around the World (papers.ssrn)
  • Why NetFlix ($NFLX) should fear Disney ($DIS). (techcrunch)
  • Taxpayers Will Be Taken In the Con That’s Foxconn (latimes)
  • PE-backed firms doubled down during the financial crisis. (papers.ssrn)
  • Sea Level Rise Is Speeding Up in Parts of the Southeastern U.S. (scientificamerican)
  • India at 70: Emerging World Power with Unfinished Business (forbes)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) is lowering fees on its ESG ETFs. (bloomberg)
  • Sorry, Barron’s, 2017 Market Isn’t Cursed Because It Ends In ‘7’ (forbes)
  • Your Brain On Money (awealthofcommonsense)
  • An excerpt from the new book by Joel Tillinghast, who is the legendary portfolio manager of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, and author of "Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots and Smarter Investing." (barrons)
  • Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 trillion per year (theguardian)
  • Who much money is in volatility-targeted strategies and should we be concerned? (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • In what geographies are CEOs more willing to fudge the numbers? (wsj)
  • This Stock-Market Rally Will Not Last Without Some Help (bloomberg)
  • Why You Feel Richer (or Poorer) Than You Really Are (businessinsider)
  • Here Are 5 New LinkedIn Changes To Help You Get A Job (forbes)
  • Van Eck is planning a Bitcoin ETF. (citywireusa)
  • The Charts Say S&P Is Heading Into ‘Treacherous’ Pullback (marketwatch)
  • The Great American Housing Boom Continues (cnn)
  • Investor Preference Shifts Have Foretold Past Corrections (hussmanfunds)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is leaking cash. (fortune)
  • Should We Subsidize Manufacturing? We Subsidize Farms (newyorker)
  • You don’t have to be bold to succeed. (heleo)
  • The case against the S&P 500. (gmo)
  • Why fund portfolios have become more liquid over time. (papers.ssrn)
  • Dividend stocks are NOT a substitute for bonds. (obliviousinvestor)
  • Why is absolute momentum on the no-go list for most managers? (dualmomentum)
  • On the power of eliminating distractions. (nytimes)
  • A Classic Case Of Casino Capitalism (wsj)
  • Some Thoughts On Long Term Investing (realinvestmentadvice)
  • Bitcoin Has Doubled In Value In Just a Month. Here’s Why (cnn)
  • Taibbi: Is Libor, Crucial Financial Benchmark, a Lie? (rollingstone)
  • How frictions impede our ability to made investment decisions. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • How Fast Can You Get Money Out of Stock Market? (schwab)
  • We Charge Business For Fraud, Why Not Politicians? (washingtontimes)
  • Trading volume in the SPDR S&P 500 ($SPY) has dropped to decade low levels. (blogs.wsj)
  • Endowments have stopped cutting back on hedge funds. (bloomberg)
  • Worrying About Risk Can Be Very Risky (tonyisola)
  • Bull and bear markets are about more than the numbers. (bloomberg)
  • You thought watching TV was confusing now? Just wait. (nytimes)
  • Leveraged loan maturities have been pushed out even farther. (leveragedloan)
  • How to run a company: "Grow the company profitably. Share the wealth with employees. Ensure that everyone is having fun." (strategy-business)
  • Are US cities underpoliced? (marginalrevolution)
  • Factor returns don’t necessarily translate into ETF returns. (factorresearch)
  • Using Company Matches & Percentages On Way to Bigger 401(k) (investors)
  • Be wary when comparing P/Es for various ETFs. (blogs.wsj)
  • Investors Cloud the Crystal Ball (bloomberg)
  • How the Fed’s balance sheet affects the term premium. (papers.ssrn)
  • Do pet sitters really need a license? (fastcompany)
  • Is WisdomTree ($WETF) getting passed by? (crainsnewyork)
  • What’s the future hold for SoundCloud? (cdm.link)
  • Games maker Rovio is planning to come public. (bloomberg)
  • Retirement Disillusionment: 3 Signs You Have Got It (investopedia)
  • Change at the Top of Google Is Not Enough to Fix It (usatoday)
  • Shiller vs Siegel: What They Think of Each Other’s Market Forecasts (yahoo)
  • You may be surprised what asset class did the best since the bottom of the financial crisis. (thereformedbroker)
  • For much of its history Amazon ($AMZN) looked vulnerable. You could say the same thing about Netflix ($NFLX) today. (bloomberg)
  • On the diversification benefits of time-series momentum. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Is housing really the best investment over the long run? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Isolation: People in Rich Countries Are Dying of Loneliness (qz)
  • Lone Twitter User Exposes Identities Of Alt-Right Protest Thugs — The Firings Begin (bipartisanreport)
  • Consider This Your Wakeup Call (barrons)
  • There is no shortage of demand for data scientists on Wall Street. (ft)

08/14/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Potential Trouble Spots in the High-Yield Bond Market (schwab)
  • Not Contrarian Just to Be Contrary: The ‘Orange Swan’ Lurks (realclearmarkets)
  • Why Dow Jones Industrial Average Isn’t Really the Stock Market (nytimes)
  • The Return Of Nuclear Anxiety (theatlantic)
  • Banking’s Lost Decade (bloomberg)
  • Back to the land: how sanctions transformed Russian farming (ft)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Sears (nytimes)
  • As Communications Advance, Avoid Primitive Financial Scams (usatoday)
  • How to Make Your House a Smart Home (nytimes)
  • Don’t Worry, the Market Doesn’t Fear N. Korea’s ‘Game of Thrones’ (usatoday)
  • Surviving America’s Political Meltdown (project-syndicate)
  • The Messy, Confusing Future of TV? It’s Already Here (nytimes)
  • Sebastian Gorka, the West Wing’s Phony Foreign-Policy Guru (rollingstone)
  • Minneapolis Pursues a New Tax While Pretending It’s Not (forbes)
  • Invert. Always Invert (wordpress)
  • More Markets Please (econlib)
  • Curse of 2017: Since 1887, in years ending in 7, the market has swooned. Is history repeating? (barrons)
  • Minutes Should Provide Insight Into FOMC’s Thinking (realclear)
  • Americans Are Still Rushing Back Into Vibrant Job Market (usatoday)
  • Economic Reality Has Intruded On the ‘Fight for $15’ (investors)
  • The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne (texasmonthly)
  • Crony Handouts to Companies: The True Race to the Bottom (realclearmarkets)
  • What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity (wsj)
  • Malcolm Gladwell’s Mad at McDonald’s, the Reason Will Surprise (grubstreet)

08/13/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

08/12/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Doctors from elite medical schools prescribe fewer opioids. (axios)
  • Inverting the Money Problem (safalniveshak)
  • Shower beer drinkers have their own brand now. (esquire)
  • Index Capital Gains Rate to Inflation, Mr. President (realclearmarkets)
  • New transportation options help transform cities. (mobile.nytimes)
  • How feedback loops are a huge competitive advantage. (medium)
  • Is bad technique to blame for so many singers cancelling performances? (theguardian)
  • Rex Sinquefield is underwriting the resurgence in American chess. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Pursuing a PhD seems to put students at-risk of developing mental health issues. (businessinsider)
  • What it takes to be a winner in the new world of craft beer. (thedailybeast)
  • Adult friendships are hard to maintain: here’s how. (medium)
  • How the solar eclipse will affect solar energy. (fivethirtyeight)
  • MLB is coming around to the fact that the save is a dumb idea. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Kauai is the future of renewable energy. (grist)
  • How America got untethered from reality. (theatlantic)
  • Adult Americans are increasingly engaging in binge drinking. (bloomberg)
  • 9 signs you might be an ambivert. (heleo)
  • By Firing Google Memo Author, Google Confirms His Thesis (reason)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) new meal delivery kits may not need refrigeration. (reuters)
  • Women’s brains are more active than men’s. (bigthink)
  • Human Dx is using machine learning and crowdsourcing to provide patients more rapid diagnoses. (wired)
  • Has Starbucks ($SBUX) store overlap finally gone too far? (qz)
  • What Costco ($COST) and Trader Joe’s wines are worth it? (wsj)
  • The end is in sight for the internal combustion engine. (economist)
  • The new Atlanta Braves ballpark is an ‘urban planners nightmare.’ (deadspin)
  • Adults, without kids, love Disney ($DIS) cruises. (bloomberg)
  • ESPN’s Experiencing What The New York Times Already Has (bloomberg)
  • Frozen yogurt pods…why not? (theverge)
  • Where crowds go in Alaska to get their fill of salmon for the year. (nytimes)
  • A Theory on Why Households Won’t Trip Up the Bull Market (bloomberg)
  • Dark matter may be trapped in black holes. (nautil.us)
  • The opioid epidemic is worse than previously thought. (qz)
  • Calculating the environment costs of Keurig-style coffee pods. (business.financialpost)
  • Is MLS expanding too fast to maintain quality of play? (nytimes)
  • The airline rewards programs for earning free tickets the fastest. (businessinsider)
  • Impossible Burgers has a problem. One of its ingredients is wholly new for human consumption. (nytimes)
  • An extended interview with Judd Apatow. (vulture)
  • These are the best travel reward programs. (finance.yahoo)
  • Will the Rivalry Between the Washington Post and New York Times Save Journalism? (townandcountrymag)
  • More law schools are accepting GRE scores in lieu of the LSAT. (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons learned about investing from Jason Calacanis. (25iq)
  • North Korea May Not Be Biggest Worry of Ailing Market (marketwatch)
  • What DraftKings and FanDuel are doing to survive on their own. (wsj)
  • Can a billionaire bring back an aging post-industrial city like Beloit, WI? (nytimes)
  • He Spent Almost 20 Years Funding The Racist Right. It Finally Paid Off. (buzzfeed)
  • LSD is back! This time in microdoses. (ft)
  • Corporations Crack Down on Speech, Inside and Outside Office (wapo)
  • Poker Stars is trying to lure back the casual player. (bloomberg)
  • Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice? More and more singers are canceling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing? (theguardian)
  • One year post-Olympics, Rio De Janeiro is a wreck. (espn)
  • A literature review: how to treat back pain. (vox)
  • One 18th-Century Horse Eclipsed All the Others (atlasobscura)
  • What companies make Trader Joe’s branded snacks? (eater)
  • About Welfare, J.D. Vance’s Meemaw Was On to Something (usatoday)
  • Meditation has gone mainstream. (institutionalinvestor)
  • ,Why again would we allow mining in the Gulf of California? (scientificamerican)
  • Proof that e-bikes can be an automobile substitute. (canberratimes.au)
  • The Southeast US is already experiencing rising sea levels. (scientificamerican)
  • A profile of the rise of Vineyard Vines. (bostonmagazine)
  • Food absolutism sends the wrong message. (qz)
  • Chicago is the restaurant city of the year. (bonappetit)
  • 24 items you will wish you have at college. (businessinsider)
  • Investing With Stocks at Highs? Imagine a Painful Drop (nytimes)
  • Rocco DiSpirito is a great chef who no longer cooks. (thrillist)
  • Instagram is forcing restaurants to up their ‘kitsch game.’ (theverge)
  • Want to help the climate? Swap beans for beef on the menu. (theatlantic)
  • Genetically engineered salmon are now headed for human consumption. (nature)
  • Can Fidelity Fund Continue to Soar Without Its Star? (investors)

08/11/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  The World Is Ending? Invest as If It Won’t (ritholtz)
  • Why a designer should be your first hire. (medium)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is going to have to make more movies. (bloomberg)
  • Facebook ($FB) has a new home for original video programming. (techcrunch)
  • Tech needs more philosophy majors. (bigthink)
  • Quants are eating their own young. (thereformedbroker)
  • Michael: If this is 1929… (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Family offices are the new hot spot former PE peeps. (news.efinancialcareers)
  • Did Krugman Catch a Friedman Contradiction? (fee)
  • Why are movie theaters letting little kids into R-rated movies? (bloomberg)
  • Indiana Highway Gives "Black Eye" to Private Investment in Infrastructure (wsj)
  • Nobody hits the ground running. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Meb Faber talks with commodities expert Emil van Essen. (mebfaber)
  • Alt-Right Manufactures a New Enemy in Silicon Valley (nytimes)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Brad Stulberg, co-author of "Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout and Thrive With the New Science of Success." (investorfieldguide)
  • Mean reversion happens on its own schedule. (mullooly)
  • Who Is Winning With the Fiduciary Rule? Wall Street (wsj)
  • Guy Raz talks with Jenn Hyman co-founder of Rent the Runway. (stitcher)
  • Venture investments are not "bets." (medium)
  • Catching up on a bunch of podcast all at once. (thewaiterspad)
  • Not surprisingly Chicago leads the Midwest as the "best startup city." (techcrunch)
  • Don’t look to markets to predict political events. (economist)
  • Can you overdiversify your portfolio? (blogs.wsj)
  • The North Korea Effect on Stocks (barrons)
  • Workers Say Tesla’s Trying to Scare Them Out of a Union (thedailybeast)
  • The Nork Wall of Worry (blogspot)
  • James Altucher talks with Jason Calacanis author of "Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups–Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000." (stitcher)
  • SumZero announced the second edition of the Gardening Leave Challenge, a large, multi-firm research initiative to get members on the sidelines directly in front of funds looking for new talent. (sumzero)
  • Why Snapchat’s Popularity Is Plateauing, and Its CEO Isn’t Happy (slate)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Tyler Cowen about his essay "Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals." (econtalk)
  • How many content subscriptions is too many? (medium)
  • What Are Fund Flows Saying About Trends/Risks in Markets? (schwab)
  • A perfectly-timed photo of the space station and the moon puts human achievements in perspective (qz)
  • New Research: Things Millennials Are Killing, According to Twitter (brandwatch)
  • How 23andMe turned things around. (fastcompany)
  • How Freedom Made Us Rich: Int. with Deirdre McCloskey (reason)
  • Debt Ceiling Fight Is More Dangerous This Time (latimes)
  • Why a lower US dollar could start working its way into higher inflation (marketanthropology)
  • Stefano Ricci: Clothier To The Alpha Male, In The 0.001 Percent (nytimes)
  • Beneath Market Calm Are Signs of Growing Investor Caution (nytimes)
  • First It Was Arson, Then Crack, Now Whole Foods Invades Newark (nationalreview)
  • 5 Steps To Take In Jittery Markets (morningstar)
  • Shorts are focusing on movie theater stocks. (businessinsider)
  • We let the 2007 financial crisis go to waste (theguardian)
  • History Says Markets Are Resilient to Global Military Conflicts (usatoday)
  • Why Right’s Response to Google Memo Is Hypocritical (newrepublic)
  • Amazon, 200 Other S&P Companies In a Correction (cnbc)
  • Investing Short-Term When Stocks Are High? Imagine a Painful Drop (nytimes)
  • Proving age discrimination isn’t easy. (nytimes)
  • Investing with John Malone-related entities would have been a profitable one over the past decade. (bloomberg)
  • How Michael Dell Has Reinvented His Company to IBM’s Size (forbes)
  • Millennials are driving a $9 trillion change in investing (businessinsider)
  • U.S. Confidence in Economy Positive, but Near 2017 Low (gallup)
  • Russ Roberts talks with chef Alex Guarnaschelli about the economics of restaurants. (econtalk)
  • Ignore All-Knowing ‘Experts,’ A Rising CPI Isn’t Good for Stocks (imfcinc)
  • Forget What the Crowd Thinks, I Remain Manifestly Bearish (realclearmarkets)
  • Why quants are underperforming. (axios)
  • If It Were Easy to Figure This Market, We’d All Be Rich (marketwatch)
  • Here’s What Goldman Is Telling Big Money Clients About Bitcoin (Bloomberg)
  • Steven Soderbergh is back in the movie business with "Logan Lucky." (nytimes)
  • The number of Americans with multiple jobs is on the rise. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Mistakes You Might Be Making With Stock Investments (usatoday)
  • Snap reports tonight and needs to prove that it’s still a growth company (Recode)
  • Q2 Labor Productivity and Costs: We’re Not Very Impressed (realclear)
  • Why American teens don’t work Summer jobs anymore…they’re in school. (qz)
  • Walmart using tech to fight back against Amazon…and it’s working (Business Insider)
  • West Virginia’s Scheme to Save Coal w/Your Money (realclearmarkets)
  • What is Goldman Sachs ($GS) going to do with a 217 foot yacht? (wsj)
  • Nobody really knows what to do about the decline in movie ticket sales. (wsj)
  • Rich Hamptons Buyers Aren’t In the Market for Mega-Mansions (bloomberg)
  • Can We Talk About Debt Limit Without Talking Default? (marketwatch)
  • The time to prepare for an acquisition is Day 1. (thinkgrowth)
  • Decade After Crisis’s First Tremor, Ready for Another? (brookings)
  • Zuckerberg was panicking before the Facebook IPO, almost cancelled it (Business Insider)
  • How to Stop Gentrification That’s Killing U.S. Cities (newrepublic)
  • Full-time entrepreneurism isn’t for everyone. (medium)
  • Do investors prefer "rigid" coins? (marginalrevolution)
  • Why everyone should write…everyone. (collaborativefund)
  • Hedge funds are hanging their hats on being the bastion of ‘price discovery.’ (bloomberg)
  • There are no oversold conditions anywhere. (allstarcharts)
  • Casper Mattress has celebrated its 3rd birthday. What comes next? (fastcompany)
  • Restaurants Are the New Factories (theatlantic)
  • It’s boom time for cryptocurrency hedge funds. (medium)
  • Trading bonds for bond index funds requires professionals with patience. (vanguardinstitutionalblog)
  • Why the floodgates to podcasting advertising may be ready to open. (chenmarkcapital)
  • Silicon Valley Pushes Wrong Kind of Universal Basic Income (bloomberg)
  • 3-2-1 On Econ. Growth: Hope For 3, Plan For 2, Pray It Isn’t 1 (forbes)
  • Three arguments against the rise of indexing. (beta.morningstar)
  • How to signal your valuation aspirations. (avc)
  • IBM ($IBM) rarely passes up an opportunity to hype ‘Watson.’ (gizmodo)
  • What are the odds of another ‘quant quake’? (extractalpha)
  • One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Troubled Banks Doesn’t Work (bloomberg)
  • Two big publicly traded owners of single family homes are merging. (nytimes)
  • Harry Stebbings talks with Brian Armstrong founder of Coinbase. (thetwentyminutevc)
  • 5 Respected Investors Worried About Market Right Now (fool)
  • Time Is Running Out to Avoid War With North Korea (marketwatch)
  • Some Business Lessons From the ‘Ole Miss Football Scandal (inc)
  • Lessons learned about how investors should ask founders questions. (tim.blog)
  • One Chart: The Richest Men In History (marketwatch)
  • There are no "right answers" in investing. (pensionpartners)
  • Is the Breakaway of the Top One Percent Really a Problem? (economics21)
  • Three days that helped create the modern world as we know it. (bloomberg)
  • ‘Fear Gauge’ Skyrockets as Tensions Rise With North Korea (nytimes)
  • Perfect timing. Hardcore History looks at the age of nuclear weapons. (dancarlin)
  • As N. Korean Tensions Rise, How Stocks Reacted to Past Crises (cnbc)
  • Stock Bulls Ultimately Can’t Ignore the Junk Bond Slump (bloomberg)
  • When Cash Is King (silverlightinvest)
  • It’s Facebook’s ($FB) world. Startups are just living in it. (wsj)
  • Bond bubbles don’t pop, they deflate. (bloomberg)
  • The cable bundle is doomed. (theatlantic)
  • There’s Still Too Much Risk in the Financial System (bloomberg)
  • What to do with stocks if the U.S. and North Korea go to war (marketwatch)
  • Streaming comedy service, Seeso, to shut down. (variety)
  • How Investors Should Ready for Pivot Points (pimco)
  • Why bubbles are so hard to resist. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Brett McKay talks with Michael Gurian, about his latest book "Saving Our Sons: A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys." (artofmanliness)
  • How Women Can Improve Their Retirement Income Literacy (usatoday)
  • Crash Risk Hiding In Plain Sight (ft)
  • The Global Economy Remains Insufficiently Vibrant (realclearmarkets)
  • The best (and worst) performing sectors of 2017. (visualcapitalist)
  • Rhetoric aside, investment in American infrastructure is on the decline. (economist)
  •  Rosé Is Seeing Explosive Growth as Its Summer Rival, Beer, Goes Flat (bloomberg)
  • Why raise money you don’t need? (blog.parse.ly)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still trending at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • 10 open questions worth pondering. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Founders should set aside more equity for their team. (hunterwalk)
  • Lack of ‘dumb money’ and volatility makes quant strategies stumble (Bloomberg)
  • Q2 was an historically good earning season. (bloomberg)
  • As Boeing Goes, So Goes the Stock Market of Today (nytimes)
  • Is The World Getting Dumber? (themoneyillusion)
  • Wait for fear to subside before jumping back in. (twitter)
  • Ted Seides talks CIOs with Kip McDaniel CCO of Institutional Investor. (capitalallocatorspodcast)
  • Angel investing is about more than wealth accumulation. (pointsandfigures)
  • Fidelity is supporting cryptocurrencies via Coinbase. (reuters)
  • A talk with Peter Frankopan author of "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World" about big societal changes. (bigthink)

08/09/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • More Evidence Of Solid Performance From Sustainable Funds (MS)
  • A Mortgage Mystery: What Happens to ARMs When Libor Goes Away? (wsj)
  • Here’s a Pack of Dividend-Payers Outrunning Dow Dogs (marketwatch)
  • It’s Time to Abolish Debt Ceiling as Political Weapon (newrepublic)
  • Environmental Regulation Makes America Great (bloomberg)
  • Are Index Funds Evil? (theatlantic)
  • Venezuela was once South America’s richest country. Here’s what went wrong (weforum)
  • China’s War On Foreign Garbage (Bloomberg)
  • Clear signs you need to quit your job. (qz)
  • These Sugar Barons Built an $8 Billion Fortune With D.C.’s Help (bloomberg)
  • Small business optimism is surging. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Congratulations Google, You Found Worst Way to Build Diversity (usatoday)
  • MBAs increasingly don’t want to work on Wall Street. (bloomberg)
  • Millennials Starting to Move Home, But For Good Reason (usatoday)
  • There is a big difference between the haves and have-nots in the world of BDCs. (institutionalinvestor)
  • When earnings estimates from the Street differ from the crowd, go with the crowd. (blog.estimize)
  • Chickenhawk in Chief (theatlantic)
  • There is a simple way to beat 1/N asset allocation strategies. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • 10 Years After the Financial Meltdown, Here’s What’s Changed (usatoday)
  • Why simpler is better when it comes to managing endowment funds. (allaboutalpha)
  • RIAs are going to have to provide more data and information in future Form ADV filings. (investmentnews)
  • Venezuela Descends Into a Rather Predictable Dictatorship (reason)
  • Decision fatigue is a real thing for analysts. (papers.ssrn)
  • CFPB’s Richard Cordray: Independent Regulator, or Candidate? (investors)
  • Early retirement will f*ck you up. (twocents.lifehacker)
  • Why People Can’t Stop Talking About Zuckerberg 2020 (wired)
  • Amazon’s IPO at 20: That Amazing Return You Didn’t Earn (wsj)
  • Pension funds had a good year but it didn’t do much to affect their underfunding. (wsj)
  • A ‘gentle guide’ to Global Tactical Asset Allocation. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • The Prediction Game (wordpress)
  • Implications of Early 401(k) or IRA Withdrawals (schwab)
  • Google Faces Irony of Being Sued for Own Intolerance (investors)
  • Jeff Gundlach’s Doubleline Capital is turning away money. (bloomberg)
  • August of Our Discontent: Once More Unto the Breach? (aqr)
  • Bubble risk is high, but recession risks are low. (capitalspectator)
  • Amazon Thrives By Thumbing Its Nose at Wall Street (marketwatch)
  • Does Anyone Understand What the Department of Energy Does? (vanityfair)
  • Want a Car That Goes Crazy Fast? Go Electric (wsj)
  • Being a ‘pure’ buy-and-hold investor has a high psychological cost. (thereformedbroker)
  • ESG analytics are still in their infancy. (causewaycap)
  • 12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel (bloomberg)
  • The downside of branding your firm as a ‘growth shop’ or a ‘value shop.’ (pragcap)
  • Google’s Nuclear Fusion Project Is Paying Off (Popular Mechanics)
  • Early bubble calls are the same as wrong calls. (econlog.econlib)
  • Is the Market Reacting to Earnings, or Just Charts? (ciovaccocapital)
  • What role Apple ($AAPL) services play in the company? (mondaynote)
  • Shiller P-E: Still the Wrong Signal (realclear)
  • US Fossil Fuel Consumption Has Peaked (gregor)
  • Wall Street actually outpaces Silicon Valley on gender equality issues. (axios)
  • Money is still getting invested in malls. (bloomberg)
  • Elite credit cards are making it harder to play the game. (bloomberg)
  • What lessons did we learn? (alephblog)
  • Are U.S.’s Socialistic Leaning Movements for Real? (newrepublic)
  • Trouble Ahead for Markets? Int. w/Fred Hickey (fuw)
  • Credit spreads show little sign of stress. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • How much do financial advisors actually charge for their services? (kitces)
  • Cloud Physics Could Be The Key To Understanding Climate Change (QZ)
  •  The Accounting Tack That Makes PayPal’s Numbers Look So Good (nytimes)
  • If possible, consider passing taxable assets with large unrealized gains to your heirs. (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • Our Broken U.S. Economy, All in One Simple Chart (nytimes)
  • Disney ($DIS) didn’t really have a choice. (variety)
  • How a Canadian Timber Company Is Using U.S. Racketeering Law To Go After Greenpeace (Bloomberg)
  • Love Me Two Times (thereformedbroker)
  • Why great family fortunes disappear. (humbledollar)
  • David Letterman is going to host an interview show for Netflix ($NFLX). (theverge)
  • The Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants: Not Having Them (nytimes)
  • Pressures Build In the Bond Market as the Summer Drags On (bloomberg)
  • Are Index Funds Evil? (theatlantic)
  • Politics Is Weird Right Now. Business Isn’t (Tyler Cowen / Bloomberg)
  • How Bank America ($BAC) plans to enter the high-end credit card game. (wsj)
  • New York City’s subway crisis started with Robert Moses (ny.curbed)
  •  A Second Chance for the Labor Pool (linkedin)
  • And ESPN is getting its own standalone streaming offering. (nytimes)
  • Health Care Reform: What Investors Should Know (schwab)
  • Baby Boomers Who Refuse to Sell Are Dominating the Housing Market (bloomberg)
  • Corruption Rises As Economic Freedom Falls (fee)
  • I Warned The Swiss This Would Happen (econlib)
  • Why Present Debt Ceiling Worries Are Way Overblown (bloomberg)
  • Oscar Wilde Combines Hilarity w/Seriousness About Socialism (fee)
  • A look at the many headwinds facing active stock pickers. (beta.morningstar)
  • On the benefit of being consistently open and honest with your clients and prospective clients. (medium)
  • Why Amazon is eating the world (techcrunch)
  • We let the financial crisis go to waste. (theguardian)
  • Disney ($DIS) is kicking Netflix ($NFLX) to the curb. (theverge)
  • Critics are now more important than ever. (lefsetz)
  • ROI of Sustainability is More Complex Than You Think (nreionline)
  • A Permanently High Plateau? (economist)
  • What is the opportunity cost of waiting for a market correction? (elmfunds)
  • 10 lessons learned hanging out with a bunch of investment types around the campfire. (bloomberg)
  • Estimating Market Losses at a Speculative Extreme (hussmanfunds)
  • There’s Something Unusual About Job Growth Numbers (nypost)
  • Why Texas Uses More Energy Than Any Other State (texasmonthly)
  • Some Thoughts on Greenspan’s Thoughts on Market Manias (bloomberg)
  • Googler Fired for Diversity Memo Had Legit Points on Gender (usatoday)
  • What investment bankers get paid. (wallstreetoasis)
  • 3 Huge Geoengineering Projects Are Under-Way to Save The Planet (Vice)
  • How to kill a dinosaur in 10 minutes (3quarksdaily)
  • Earnings shenanigans underpin Wall Street record (ft)
  • A Quote for our Age (wordpress)
  • Investors Have Done Well, Even Buyers As the Crisis Began (cnbc)
  • How is the skew of value stocks different than the market as a whole? (marketfox)
  • Down The Mighty Columbia River, Where A Power Struggle Looms (NYTimes)
  • Old malls are becoming warehouses. (wsj)
  • Why did equilibrium home prices shift higher in the 21st century? (marginalrevolution)
  • ICO offerings are getting more sophisticated. (nytimes)
  • Equity market warning signs continue to mount. (theatlasinvestor)
  • Four Deuces Scenario (yardeni)
  • Passive Investing Is Hot, but It Brings Unsung Risks (thefiscaltimes)
  • Financial success isn’t the goal. Happiness is. (danielsolin)
  • HFT profitability is falling over time. (qz)
  • Honeydue is a new app that hopes to get couples on the same money wavelength. (techcrunch)
  • Hedge fund of funds can pick good managers, they just can’t overcome their high fees. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Climate Change and Housing: Will A Rising Tide Sink All Homes? (zillow)
  • U.S. Companies: Less Profitable but Better Valued Than Ever (mauldineconomics)
  • Civil Forfeiture Came From a Strange Place (bloomberg)
  • Pronouns matter….on conference calls. (wsj)
  • Yes, Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value. Neither Does a $1 Bill (wired)
  • Quants want more (weird) data. (bloomberg)
  • The global financial crisis went global ten years ago today. (wsj)
  • 10 questions to ask about paying for college. (humbledollar)
  • A history of US immigration. (bloomberg)
  • An Insider Explains Why Wall Street’s Big Money Focus On Sustainability Is Here To Stay (Forbes)
  • Fear of Uncertainty Breeds Misery That Is Socialism (washingtontimes)
  • The downside of early retirement: finding something to motivate you. (businessinsider)
  • Why selling volatility has historically been a profitable strategy. (etf)
  • Want to advance in your job? Sit next to a star. (wsj)
  • Why holding onto a rocket ship stock like Nvidia ($NVDA) is so tough. (thereformedbroker)
  • Culture Wars Have Made Their Way to Silicon Valley (nytimes)
  • Universal Basic Income Based on Dubious Moral and Social Logic (city-journal)
  • Instagram is ruining food, and I might be the only one who cares (bostonglobe)
  • http://www.ussif.org/esg (ussif)
  • How to choose a mortgage lender. (wsj)
  • What Happens in Washington Really Matters to Markets (bloomberg)
  • CR on six credit cards worth considering. (consumerreports)
  • You should think of your job interview as a date. (qz)
  • As Good As It Gets? (alhambrapartners)
  • Our Expectations for the Dollar Weren’t High for 2017 (realclear)
  • Whether you invest primarily in real estate or stocks do with the long term in mind. (financialsamurai)
  • Now’s a Good Time to Bring Back Lowly U.S. Savings Bond (bloomberg)
  • Why It Would Be a Good Idea to Cut the Corporate Tax to 15% (forbes)
  • Private equity is sitting on nearly $1 trillion in ‘dry powder.’ (fortune)
  • Why ESG Investing Needs More Precision And Clarity (ETFdb)
  • Can Paul Ryan Raise the Debt Limit Without Losing His Job? (nymag)
  • How a Bold Bet on Driverless Could Help Lyft Beat Uber (fortune)
  • Google Employee Nailed to the PC Church Front Door (nationalreview)
  • Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber: Full 10-Page Transcript (gizmodo)
  • I’m Firing Google For Firing Author Of the Diversity Memo (marketwatch)

08/07/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The big banks have paid around $150 billion in fines from the financial crisis. (ft)
  • You can date the outset of the financial crisis to the failure of this obscure lender. (thebasispoint)
  • Countering West Coast Pull, by Helping Finance Start-Ups Sell in New York (nytimes)
  • Why younger generations are souring on ‘traditional liberal democracy.’ (papers.ssrn)
  • WTF does the ‘ETF sponsor’ do? (beta.morningstar)
  • Plans to Rethink America’s Malls Can’t Keep Up With Retail’s Collapse (bloomberg)
  • The Transformation of the Evolving ‘American Dream’ (nytimes)
  • You probably weren’t aware that Amazon ($AMZN) owns a bunch of (other) brands. (qz)
  • BlackRock, Vanguard Say Bond Market’s Got This Trade All Wrong (Bloomberg)
  • Millennials aren’t buy stock, they’re buying Bitcoin. (nytimes)
  • A Chat With Daniel Kahneman (collaborativefund)
  • Why companies fear Paul Singer. (bloomberg)
  • The reasoning behind the launch of the ProSports Sponsors ETF ($FANZ), (etf)
  • Why the next generation of financial advisors is better equipped to handle people’s money. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The best things on the internet don’t make any money (mashable)
  • Can you build a technology ETF without Apple ($AAPL) and Microsoft ($MSFT)? (barrons)
  • The NYSE keeps leaking ETF listings. (wsj)
  • As the stakes get raised, white-label ETF relationships are now more fraught. (etf)
  • Questions (alhambrapartners)
  • Individually Rational and Collectively Crazy&#xA0 (institutionalinvestor)
  • In 2007 the global financial markets were all moving in synch. (ft)
  • A look at the white-label ETF providers. (etf)
  • You’ve Never Heard of HNA Group, Here’s Why You Soon Will (fortune)
  • A lot of ETFs like the PowerShares Nasdaq 100 ETF ($QQQ) have a concentration problem. (ft)
  • Barry is back up at Camp Kotok again this week – here’s the latest on everyone’s outlook (ETF.com)
  • Impact Shares wants to become the first nonprofit to sponsor an ETF. (reuters)
  • Amid Murders and Insolvency, Chicago Patronage Grows (forbes)
  • Why Investors Should Pay No Mind to Market’s Seasonal Curse (marketwatch)
  • An Update on Charles Schwab’s Large Cap Bias (schwab)
  • Why is the Stock Market So High? (alephblog)
  • When Will This Wild Technology Market Finally Run Aground? (nytimes)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) has made its first acquisition. (wsj)
  • Why Invesco ($IVZ) should buy Guggenheim’s ETF business. (wsj)
  • More mutual funds launches this year than ETFs. (valuewalk)
  • Does it matter what you name your hedge fund? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Mysterious Trader With "Nearly Unlimited Bankroll" Said To Manipulate, Dominate Price Of Bitcoin (Zero Hedge)
  • Now you can get $10 of your next order of Dearborn Denim jeans, khakis, belts etc. (rwrd.io)
  • Does the Fed (or Washington) matter to markets? Insights from Camp Kotok. (etf)
  • Many people are still scared of the stock market. (joefahmy)
  • Even If Somewhat Overstated, July Was Good Month for Jobs (realclear)
  • New York Remains a Costly Tax Mess, & It’s Only Getting Worse (realclearmarkets)
  • Value-oriented funds hate this rally as it leaves their style behind (Wall Street Journal)
  • Bitcoin exploded above $3000 for the first time this weekend (Bloomberg)
  • The ETF revolution is rolling in Europe as well. (bloomberg)
  • What’s Warren Buffett going to do with his $100 billion cash hoard? (bloomberg)
  • America Is Struggling With Economic Rot (bloomberg)
  • Stop saying active management works with bonds. (etf)
  • Italy’s stock market leads the G-7 YTD. (qz)
  • Not every engineer at Google ($GOOGL) or Facebook ($FB) is working their brains out. (businessinsider)
  • Channing Tatum’s Anti-Communist Manifesto: "Comrade Detective" is a wickedly funny new series streaming on Amazon Prime. (nationalreview)
  • Strong jobs growth makes it unlikely the Fed will alter their tightening policy. (economistsview.typepad)
  • The Apocalypse is (Always) Nigh (wordpress)
  • 401(k) Accounts Booming: What Should Investors Do? (usatoday)
  • How Air-Conditioning Conquered America (nytimes)
  • Instead of Making a Difference, Hollywood Sanitizes Poverty (nypost)

08/06/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • It’s Only a ‘Better Deal’ If Federal Control Generates Prosperity (reason)
  • And expensive chicken wings… (grubstreet)
  • Why the Fed Is Unimportant: Interview with John Tamny (pentonomicsprogram)
  • America is still swapping manufacturing jobs for food service jobs. (bloomberg)
  • Is this the solution to p-hacking? (buzzfeed)
  • Want to get hurt? Slide head first. (nytimes)
  • Legal weed hurts academic performance. (vox)
  • Why do investors ignore Priceline ($PCLN)? (howardlindzon)
  • Why we love online personality quizzes even though they are bunk. (vox)
  • The US is awash in cheap eggs. (wsj)
  • Spreadsheets didn’t see the end of accountants. AI will be the same deal. (wsj)
  • What Darwin tells us about Buddha and vice versa. (wsj)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Americans Aren’t Moving As Much, And That’s a Problem (arcdigital)
  • Much of the ‘tech bubble’ is occurring outside the province of the stock market. (mobile.nytimes)
  • Golf is trying to convince players they don’t need to play 18 holes. (wsj)
  • Two things you can do over the weekend to have a better week. (fastcompany)
  • Verge editors love the Nintendo Switch. (theverge)
  • What to do with three types of BS feedback. (m.signalvnoise)
  • The economics of electric vehicles is more complex than you think. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How to make your MBA admission application stand out. (ft)
  • Markets don’t crash from all-time highs. (pensionpartners)
  • MBA programs are now asking for ‘personal endorsements’ in their application process. (wsj)
  • Why Spotify lowered the "loudness" on its tracks. (motherboard.vice)
  • Kids love the Nintendo Switch. (theverge)
  • This Alexa skill may be worth the cost of an Echo Dot. (businessinsider)
  • True mastery is not about achievement. (heleo)
  • Even Reagan Couldn’t Kill Mortgage Interest Deduction (bloomberg)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Bison are here to save us from climate change. (bloomberg)
  • Government Money Is Ruining Soccer, the Beautiful Game (bloomberg)
  • How discretionary managers can take advantage of quantitative data and insights. (linkedin)
  • Why you should run outdoors instead of on a treadmill. (melmagazine)
  • Google has come up with a cheap way to store excess (renewable) energy. (bloomberg)
  • Of course the children of wealthy donors get an admissions break at elite universities. (townandcountrymag)
  • The T1D Fund is focused solely on Type 1 diabetes. (nytimes)
  • Anchor Steam, one of the original craft brewers, sells to Sapporo. (pastemagazine)
  • The IOC is going to have to rethink its strategy on locating the Games. (bloomberg)
  • For now it seems colony collapse disorder is ebbing. (bloomberg)
  • Regular drinking seems to help keep diabetes at bay. (businessinsider)
  • Trend following simply can’t disappear. (capitalspectator)
  • Unionized and Profitable Nissan Workers Need a Voice (usatoday)
  • A dozen lessons about business and investing from poker. (25iq)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The market IS very different this time around. (blogs.wsj)
  • 7 Steps For Millennials Who Want To Become Rich Retirees (investors)
  • Spotify wants take share from Apple ($AAPL) in podcasts. (bloomberg)
  • Money shouldn’t be a measure of our worth. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Want to store memories? Have a cocktail. (arstechnica)
  • An LTE-capable Apple ($AAPL) Watch would be a BIG deal. (daringfireball)
  • You have to be careful using historical measures of valuation. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Marijuana use by athletes can’t be ignored much longer. (bleacherreport)
  • Beneath the Glow of Records, Darkly Bearish Trends Lurking (marketwatch)
  • How to eat a bowl of ramen. (bloomberg)
  • A potential problem for further EV implementation: service. (qz)
  • This is the one place where it is legal to harvest sturgeon. (npr)
  • When curiosity isn’t enough: on being nosey. (ribbonfarm)
  • Forget Labor Day, Summer is over now. (businessinsider)
  • The FDA wants to engineer lower levels of nicotine in cigarettes. (wsj)
  • Expensive college educations make ‘broad learning’ feel indulgent. (nytimes)
  • Why do women bully each other at work? (theatlantic)
  • Steps you can take to fight filter bubbles. (farnamstreetblog)
  • On the relationship between coffee shops and higher rents. (priceonomics)
  • MLB has trade fever. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Studios have come to hate Rotten Tomatoes. (hollywoodreporter)
  • On the prospect for lower avocado prices in 2018. (bloomberg)
  • How companies are engineering your attention away. (medium)
  • Consumers love Apple’s ($AAPL) walled garden of content. (qz)
  • How practicing yoga could help treat depression. (newscientist)
  • Everything is going right for equity valuations. What happens if they reverse course? (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • How does regular drinking slow cognitive decline? (businessinsider)
  • It’s time to upgrade your wi-fi. (wired)
  • Brokers Want to Move Your Money Out of Great Retirement Plan (nytimes)
  • Why Americans no longer move to greener pastures for work. (wsj)
  • Why does the NFL not guarantee contracts. (deadspin)
  • Gentrification has killed the laundromat. (theatlantic)
  • Diversification often disappoints. And that’s okay. (nytimes)
  • Hike is India’s most popular homegrown messaging app. (money.cnn)
  • Why CNBC continues to shed viewers. (valueplays)
  • Running a cruise ship an a taxi are two very different things. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Super Cruise is Cadillac’s answer to Tesla’s Autopilot. (techcrunch)
  • Does it matter than Netflix ($NFLX) pushes its original programming. (wsj)
  • Which of these companies is the Pets.com of this cycle? (l2inc)
  • Tesla’s ($TSLA) solar roofs are now in the wild. (bloomberg)
  • These are the most (and least) trusted news sources. (visualcapitalist)
  • Want access to Alexa? Get an Amazon Echo Dot. (theverge)
  • Dog owners get more exercise. (reuters)
  • The case against the ‘new optimists.’ (theguardian)
  • Men have been replaced by technology for centuries. (artofmanliness)
  • Why do rich people love endurance sports? (outsideonline)
  • The Markets Will Take DC Silliness So Long As There’s Gridlock (fee)
  • MacOS and iOS will merge, it’s just a matter of time. (uxplanet)
  • Why the transition from 4G to 5G is such a big deal. (hardingloevner)
  • Neuromodulation may be a substitute for opioids in treating chronic pain. (technologyreview)

08/05/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads